Tristan E. Bickman, MD
Santa Monica | obgyn


OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA


About Microneedling

If you want to improve the quality of your skin, reduce scars, or regain a more youthful look, Tristan E. Bickman, MD, Santa Monica, offers minimally invasive microneedling treatments. Microneedling is a great way to quickly improve the appearance of your skin without the significant recovery time of other cosmetic procedures. To see if microneedling is the right option for you, call the office or go online to book a consultation today.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a dermatological procedure that uses multiple tiny needles to create microscopic punctures in your skin. These micro-injuries trigger the skin to repair itself, causing an increase in the production of collagen and other healing factors that help generate new, smoother, firmer skin.

What is microneedling used for?

Microneedling is primarily used on the face, and it can be used to treat a variety of aesthetic issues. Dr. Bickman uses microneedling to treat concerns such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Pigmentation
  • Cellulite
  • Stretch marks

While the treatment is being done, the needles can also be used to deposit topical medications and serums deeper into your skin. 

Microneedling can also be used to treat hair loss (alopecia), as the process can stimulate new hair growth. 

How soon will I see the results from microneedling treatments?

Your face immediately appears more plump and radiant following your first microneedling session. Most people get repeated treatments every 4-6 weeks to achieve their desired results. 

In the long term, microneedling increases the amount of collagen and elastin your body produces. Collagen and elastin are essential building blocks of your skin that help you achieve a more youthful appearance. 

Is microneedling right for me?

Microneedling is a great option for a wide variety of dermatological concerns. It’s also suitable for all skin tones because it doesn’t carry the risks of pigmentation that come with many heat-related therapies, like laser and light procedures. There are also virtually no side effects from the procedure.

However, if you currently have an open sore or very severe acne, Dr. Bickman may recommend delaying microneedling treatments until your skin heals. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to bring them up with Dr. Bickman during your microneedling consultation. 

To learn more about microneedling and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, call Tristan E. Bickman, MD, or request an appointment online today.